Thornton Dial “Don’t Matter How Raggly The Flag, It Still Got To Tie Us Together”
“If we going to change the world, we got to look at the little man.”
Happy Independence Day!
In large part, the creative classes are saturated in globalist propaganda. The institutional indoctrination is very thorough, and of course most funding opportunities rely on conforming to the elitist gentry agenda. Sad!
However, there are examples of artists who spoke their minds about the fantastic nature of the American experience. In the United States our culture is currently experiencing the death throes of manipulative, oppressive Postmodernism. As we enter the new era of Remodernism, the return of art as a revelation, expect to see more artists express the ethos of liberty in deeds, words and pictures.
Andy Warhol “Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan)”
“I met someone on the street who said wasn’t it great that we’re going to have a movie star for president, that it was so Pop, and when you think about it like that, it is great, it’s so American.”
Thomas Eakins “The Champion Single Sculls”
“Of course, it is well to go abroad and see the works of the old masters, but Americans… must strike out for themselves, and only by doing this will we create a great and distinctly American art.”
Arthur Dove “Me and the Moon”
“What constitutes American painting?… things may be in America, but it’s what is in the artist that counts. What do we call ‘American’ outside of painting? Inventiveness, restlessness, speed, change..”
Jacob Lawrence “The Migration Series Panel 58”
“Maybe…humanity to you has been reduced to the sterility of the line, the cube, the circle, and the square; devoid of all feeling, cold and highly esoteric. If this is so, I can well understand why you cannot portray the true America. It is because you have lost all feeling for man.”
Willem De Kooning “Dark Pond”
“I feel sometimes an American artist must feel, like a baseball player or something – a member of a team writing American history.”
-Willem De Kooning
Georgia O’Keeffe “Cow Skull: Red, White and Blue”
Jack Kerouac “Untitled”
“I felt like a million dollars; I was adventuring in the crazy American night.”
Grant Wood “Stone City, Iowa”
“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.”
Richard Bledsoe “The Pop Star”
“Remodernism is the latest iteration of the American character: ordinary people working as explorers and inventors, optimistic, self-reliant and productive.”